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Duel At DeAnza AutoX Report…5/15/11

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by Alvin G @ 10:21 pm on May 19, 2011

There was a great Nissan and Datsun presence at the autox held at DeAnza College last weekend. Here is Scott S, driver of the GreenMachine with a quick report from the event:

227 drivers showed up for the 42nd Annual DeAnza Autox held in Cupertino, CA, and hosted by DeAnza Auto Tech and NorCal UFO. The weather was spotty for most of the day, with dry runs in the morning for those that showed up really early, and scattered storms throughout most of the rest of the day. Participation was down slightly from last year’s 243 driver’s, likely because of threat of rain all day.

Representing Z Car Garage were Josh C in the ZCG 370Z, Scott S in the GoGreen ZCG 350Z, Allen B in his Vortech supercharged 350Z, and Tom D in his TT G35. Everyone except for Tom had relatively dry weather, but poor Tom fought his power, street tires, and the wetness to manage an impressive 59.5s time given the standing water.

Josh and Scott competed in the OSP class, with Scott taking first place with a 50.2s run and 18th overall. Josh took 3rd in the class with a 55.5s run, and 82nd overall. Allen was incorrectly placed into the huge Evo-filled SM class, and Evos on race tires are hard to trump. Allen piloted the supercharger to a fantastic 52.6s run, earning him a trophy for 4th in class and 43rd overall. If he was properly placed in the SM2 class, he would have taken first handily.

Spectators were treated to witness a blazingly fast, 2002 Porsche GT2, which was co-driven by local SCCA champions Rob B, who owns the beautiful Porsche, and Scott F. Scott nipped Rob in his own car, as they ran 46.1 and 46.3, respectively, for the top two times of the day. Although the course is about the same from year-to-year, overall times were down by 1.5-2s from last year (dry-to-dry comparison).

Hope to Z ya out there next year!
Here are 2 videos of Scott’s run in the Green Machine. The exhaust note at full throttle is amazing…way to go Scott and congratulations to all that participated and placed high!

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